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Dennis Carl Curran, Sr.

December 15, 1953 — January 4, 2023

of Wilmington, formerly of Reading, Massachusetts

Dennis Carl Curran, Sr.

Dennis Carl Curran Sr. of Wilmington, formerly of Reading, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, January 4, 2023.  He is 69 years of age.

Born Tuesday, December 15, 1953 in Winchester, he is predeceased by his parents, the late Richard Arthur Curran of Wakefield and the late Jean Magno and her late husband Ermine Magno “Papa” of Stoneham.  Dennis is a warm, funny, loyal and loving son, brother, husband, father, grandfather, uncle, cousin and friend.  He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Dennis fought a heroic battle with cancer for the past 6 years.  Dennis is a graduate of Reading Memorial High School, Class of 1973.  Following graduation, he went on to work for the Wakefield Municipal Light Department from 1973-2010.

Dennis is survived by and will be missed terribly by his adoring wife of 49 years Gale Patricia (Spear) Curran.  He is the devoted and beloved father of Richard Arthur Curran & his wife Carrie (Sampson) Curran, Dennis Carl Curran, Jr. and his wife Michelle (Santos) Curran and Charles Brian Curran.  Dennis is the cherished adored grandfather of Mason, Payton, Karsyn, Quinn, Chase, Charlie, and Cole.  He is the dear brother of Dolores Souther and the brother-in-law Joseph Spear.  Dennis is also lovingly survived by many his nieces, nephews and cousins.

Dennis is an avid Boston sports fan and followed them throughout his life.  He took an active role in all of his grandchildren’s lives and watching their sporting events brought him the most joy.  He will be missed by so many and touched all the lives he came in contact with.

Funeral from the Barile Family Funeral Home, 482 Main Street (RT 28) STONEHAM on Saturday, January 7th at 9am followed by a Funeral Mass Celebrating Dennis’ Eternal Life in Saint Patrick Church, 71 Central Street Stoneham at 10am.  Family and friends are cordially invited to gather and share memories with Dennis’ Family on Friday, January 6th from 4-8pm in the Funeral Home.  Parking attendants and elevator are available.  Interment Forest Glade Cemetery, Wakefield.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making donations in Dennis’ memory to the Kaplan Family Hospice House c/o Care Dimensions, 75 Sylvan Street Suite B-102, Danvers, Massachusetts 01923 or by referring to

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Friday, January 6, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Barile Family Funeral Home-Stoneham

482 Main Street, Stoneham, MA 02180

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, January 7, 2023

Starts at 10:00 am (Eastern time)

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Saturday, January 7, 2023

Forest Glade Cemetery

Lowell St, Wakefield, MA 01880

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